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Jeffrey Ravel

professor, history, MIT

Jeffrey Ravel studies the history of French and European political culture from the mid 17th through the mid 19th centuries. He is the author of The Would Be Commoner: A Tale of Deception, Murder, and Justice in Seventeenth Century France in 2008, and The Contested Parterre: Public Theater and French Political Culture, 1680-1791 in 1999. He was Editor for volumes 35 and 36 of Studies in Eighteenth Century Culture, an annual publication of the American Society for 18th Century Studies.